The world of education is constantly changing and evolving. In fact, one of the only constants of education is change itself. One of the biggest driving factors affecting the changes in education today is technology. Our students are part of a new generation – a generation that is constantly connected and surrounded with technology, and so it only makes sense to fully incorporate technology into our teaching practices. As educators, we are the ones who need to evolve and adapt our teaching practices in order to accommodate, foster, and expand our students’ use of technology. We need to create a learning environment that supports 21st century learning.The solution is pretty obvious: schools need to implement digital classrooms.
A digital classroom is a classroom that is fully immersed in technology. Each students has access to an Internet connected device, whether it be a laptop, tablet, Chromebook, or other device, and the majority (or all of) the curriculum is delivered via an online, engaging, interactive platform.
Digital classrooms use online educational apps and websites to spark creativity and critical thinking.
What are the benefits of going digital?
There are so many benefits when it comes to transforming a classroom into a digital classroom. In my opinion, one of the greatest advantages of going digital is that the possibilities of what you can do are endless. There are so many different websites, extensions, add-ons, and apps that teachers can use to enhance their teaching and connect with students. Digital classrooms prepare students for life in college and the real world by providing them with a technology-based education. Digital classrooms are also great for the environment because paper use is either eliminated or significantly reduced.